Quests are simply tasks which Scarlett can perform in order to succeed in her overarching goal, stopping the Undead Archon. Some quests are quite simple and straightforward; other tasks may require many steps. Some quests will spawn other, subordinate or sequel quests. Some Quests require other, prerequisite quests be completed first.
Active Quest ListEdit
Scarlett will have many quests going on at the same time. To help the player keep track of what quests have been assigned, the games inventory screen provides an "Active Quests" page which lists each quest Scarlett has received but has not yet completed. Selecting a specific quest reveals a journal page describing the details of the quest, what steps Scarlett has already completed for that quest, and what Scarlett must do next to continue that quest. Some quests will remain active for a very long time, as Scarlett will need to deal with many prerequisites first. For example, The Undead Archon quest will be her first assignment, near the start of the game, and will remain at the top of her to-do list for the entire game.
The player can activate "show on map" for any one Quest at a time; Just select it on the Active Quest List. That causes the next location Scarlett should visit to pursue that quest to appear as a small green dot on the map (and inset mini-map). This is useful in finding the proper building, room, or even location within a building, for Scarlett to find whomever or whatever she needs to locate. Sometimes, Scarlett will receive a quest to visit some unknown location (e.g., "go to Nox's house,"). The only way she can learn where "Nox" lives is to use the built-in quest map. (Consider the game's maps of Venice and the quest maps as embodiments of the Journals that Don and Nesto gave to Scarlett early in the game.) It's also useful in seeking a person involved in a quest who isn't always at the same location, such as Rico or Kronos.
Some Quests can't be advanced until other prerequisite events have occurred, giving Scarlett access to locations or objects that are needed. (In this case, the location shown on the quest map is sometimes bogus.)
Some Quests may show multiple locations, especially if it doesn't matter which order Scarlett visits them.
The inventory screen also provides a "Completed Quests" page which records past quests and details what tasks Scarlett performed to complete it. Note that it's sometimes necessary to return to the person who assigned the quest to Scarlett, possible requesting a reward, in order to formally complete the quest and move it from the active list to the completed list.
Do I Have To?Edit
Some quests are optional: Completing them will add to Scarlett's Experience and Reputation. Scarlett can undertake these tasks by requesting work from characters such as the Guard Captain of the Inner City or the Judge. Or, Scarlett may request assignments from the head of whichever Guild she joined. Other optional quests can be obtained by simply talking to citizens in need of help. Scarlett may accept or decline such optional quests. Even for those quests that she accepts, she may choose not to complete them before completing the game. She will have to complete at least some optional quests in order to gain enough Experience and Reputation to finally succeed.
List of QuestsEdit
Scarlett isn't given quests in a fixed order. Depending on where she goes and who she talks to first, she can receive them in different order. However, there is a rough order based on where the quest originates. (Some quests take a long time to accomplish, and are completed in different locations. Also, it's possible for Scarlett to go back to earlier locations and receive or complete quests that could have been dealt with earlier.) The quests below are listed by where Scarlett first gets the quest, in roughly the order she may encounter them.
Click on a quest's title to get more information about it, including maps, guides, and possible rewards.
San Pasquale QuestsEdit
The Undead Archon
Location: San Pasquale
Death appears to Scarlett in a dream and tells her that the Undead Archon plans destruction for the entire world, and only Scarlett can stop him. This quest will be at the top of Scarlett's active quest list for the entire game.
Village under Attack
From: Casimir (Villager)
Location: San Pasquale
When Scarlett returns to San Pasquale late in the story, she find the village is under attack by Necromancers. Kill them all to complete the quest.
South Shore QuestsEdit
How to Move Rocks
From: Juan (Innkeeper)
Location: Windmill Tavern
The Innkeeper asks Scarlett to get some pigeons back from a pigeon keeper, Soros, in Creek Bay, so he can send a message to get the rockslide cleared off the road to Venice.
Outer City QuestsEdit
From: Kronos (Nightwatch)
Retrieve the crest of the old Nightwatch man from a strange Flying Beasts in the Nightwatch guild hall. In exchange, he will provide the Key to the Inner City gate.
Location: Outer City
Fix the water system in the catacombs. It is in the middle section of the catacombs, two guards mark the spot. Kill the gripper and remove the stone, go back to the judge and done.
The Gripper Queen (Outer City)
Location: Outer City
Kill the Gripper Queen in the catacombs. The huge Queen Gripper is in the southern part of the catacombs. Pick your hammer to kill the gripper and her minions easily. Go back to the judge to claim your reward.
Delivery for the Doctor
From: Warehouse Merchant
Location: Amphitheater Outer City
A merchant in the Amphitheater asks Scarlett to deliver a package to "the Doctor" (Gregorius) in the Arsenal District. This will take a while.
Clear Sky in the Outer City
From: Crowe Location: Outer City Trading Center
After gaining his trust, Crowe asks you to get rid of the nests of the beasts on the roof of the Outer City. There are four nests to get rid of, one is on top of the Amphitheater, the others are scattered around the rooftops.
Each of the three Guilds has their own set of quests for Scarlett to complete, depending on which guild she joins. Each guild will insist she performed at least one quest as an initiation test. Scarlett may request additional quests from her guild any time after she joins, to increase her Experience and Reputation. In the Outer City, Scarlett will decide which guild to join, though she may accept the optional quests anytime after that, and she may have to complete them in other locations throughout the world. Scarlett can only join one Guild, and so only receive one set of these quests.
Order of the Holy Seal QuestsEdit
Scarlett will need to complete a first quest an initiation test before she's admitted to the Order of the Holy Seal. After completing her initiation to the Order, Scarlett may optionally request other, optional "delivery" quests from the guild, to increase her Experience or Reputation.
Hooded Wings QuestsEdit
In order to become a member of the Hooded Wings, Scarlett will need to complete one initial delivery as an initiation test; this will actually break down into two separate quests. After completing her Wings initiation, Scarlett may choose to request other, optional "delivery" quests from the guild, to increase her experience or reputation.
Net of the Mask QuestsEdit
After joining the Net of the Mask and reaching their guildhouse in the Inner City, Scarlett will receive her first guild quest for the Net. After completing her first assignment, Scarlett may choose to request other jobs from Aeris, either to increase her Experience or Reputation:
Inner City QuestsEdit
The Pathway to the Claw
From: (automatic on entering Inner City)
Location: Inner City
Sophistos has been taken Prisoner aboard The Claw, Hector's Persian warship. Scarlett needs to get aboard that ship.
Tusker's Special Friend
Location: Rooftops (Inner City)
Rescue Tusker's "Special Friend", Gio, who is imprissoned in the Inner City Catacombs. (Only necessary if Scarlett's Reputation is under 300.)
A Stolen Key
Location: Persian Trade House Inner City
A rogue has stolen the key from Casmir, Tusker's collaborator to get to The Claw via the Persian Trade House. Scarlett needs to get it back, fast.
From: Drago (Gondolier)
Location: The Claw Inner City
Drago can provide Scarlett the password she needs to get into The Claw's throne room. To get his help, she needs to steal three packets of medicine from the upper deck of The Claw.
From: Eliana (Woman)
Location: Inner City, in front of the Net of the Maskguild. Eliana tearfully asks Scarlett to rescue her husband, who was taken away by Persian Mercenaries. He was taken to The Claw.
Location: House next to Persian Trade House (Inner City)
A citizen (unnamed) will ask Scarlett to get the medicine for his sick wife. The medicine is on top of the Outer City Trading Center.
Arsenal District QuestsEdit
From: Corrupt Guardsmen
Location: At the other side of the Platform in Arsenal District on way to Dockyards and the Harbor As price for letting her pass, two corrupt Guardsmen will ask Scarlett to fetch some items from the Garrison in the Inner City so that the Guard Captain doesn't notice.
On Holy Mission
From: Brother Johan
Location: Administration Center in Arsenal District
Scarlett has to retrieve a sacred scroll from the Old Cathedral in Inner City in order to lift the chapel's curse.
The Voice of the Dead
Location: Skullbreak Tavern (Arsenal District)
Scarlett needs to talk to Liora's dead husband, Fargo, whose body lies in the Arsenal District Catacombs, in order to earn Liora's trust.
Location: Administration Center in Arsenal District (after Liora gives Scarlett the recommendation)
Largo wants Scarlett to get rid of Mercutio for him. He's in the Ambrosial Lotus in the Arsenal District.
The Lesser Evil
From: Kitten (only if you spared Mercutio)
Location: Ambrosial Lotus om Arsenal District
The last quest to get rid of rogues. Kill the rogues in their two lairs in the Arsenal District.